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Another error when dragging and dropping files (#3620)
On .158 of TB9, on a Mac with the latest OSX...
  1. Click down into 3 thoughts to find a thought you are looking for. 
  2. Add a child thought to that thought by clicking on the little circle under the thought and dragging it.
  3. Name the new thought
  4. Make the new thought the active thought, then add a child thought to it in the same manner.
  5. Drag two files from the Finder window onto the attachments display pane.
  6. The files become attached to some other thought that you had previously looked at!
Bug with creating and moving attachments
On a Mac, latest version of OSX, TB9.157...

  1. In Preferences set behavior for dragged and dropped files to "Link to dropped files"
  2. Create a new thought
  3. Drag a file icon from the Desktop onto the attachment tab area of the new thought.
  4. Right click on the file icon in the attachment list pane, and select "Move File into Brain"
  5. File is moved into brain, looks OK.
  6. Double click on the file icon in the attachment pane.
  7. Error dialog appears saying:  "There is nothing located at the specified location"
Status of Web Brain 9? (#168 and #61)
I understand that the development of Web Brain 9 is continuing, and that the product is not ready for prime time.  But I did want to get a sense of what's been going on in that area, specifically to see if it would be possible to fix a couple of huge bugs that would make the current tool slightly more usable.

First, with PDF attachments in a thought, the PDF does not render correctly in the preview.  Instead you just see a stream of random ASCII characters in place of the PDF.

So, no problem, just download the PDF, right?  Well, you can't do that.  Whenever you click on the attachment's tab to access a file to download it, the plex reconfigures to some random thought! 

Anyway, if it was at least possible to download an attached file from from the Web Brain, that would make it more useful as I often find myself on a Linux machine with no way to access my TB9. 

Again, I understand that the development effort for Web Brain is distinct from that for the MacOS, Windows, and mobile clients, and that it'll get fixed when it gets fixed.  But if it would be possible to at least download a PDF from the Web Brain right now, that would be swell.
Linking a thought to a folder
Thanks, Patrick.  Is there a way to create a link in the plex or attachments area when you have settings to copy or move files on drag n drop?
Linking a thought to a folder
OK, so clearly I am missing something.  But I can't for the life of me figure out how to easily create an attachment in a thought that simply opens up Finder on a Mac to a particular folder. 

I even tried an attachment that was just small shell script with /usr/bin/open /path/to/my/stuff. 

What does work is to enter a file:// URL.  If that's the only way, OK.  But I was wondering if there is an easier way.

I really need to map content on a hard drive to parts of my v9 brain, so this would be very helpful.

Notes and Attachment Areas (#3407, #3409, #3418, #3494, #3708 and #3509)

This has been a great discussion! I absolutely HATE the new notes/attachments area in v9, but am forcing myself to get used to it.

One thing that is absolutely FRUSTRATING for me is the following:  Let's say you have 10 attachments in a thought, pictures, PDF files, whatever.  When the v9 interface is arranged so that the plex is on top, the notes/att area is on the bottom, and the tabs for each attachment are off to the left, something very irritating happens.  When you click on the tab for a particular attachment, that tab either moves up or down (to reveal the four little icons underneath), depending on it's position in the list.  THIS is irritating to me.  I really wish the tabs would behave ONE WAY when you click on them.  Personally, I would prefer that they always open up in such as way as to NOT move what is under the mouse cursor.  Sometimes, I click on the tab for an attachment, then I want to double-click on that same tab to open up the attachment in its native application.
Exporting thoughts in The Brain 9
jbaty wrote: All these years and I didn't know I could CMD-click on a gate to select all the related thoughts. Nice!

Same here.  And I just discovered that I can easily wrong-click on an attachment, select Copy, then paste it into an email, folder, etc.  Harlan is right:  There should be no need to directly mess around with the folder structure set up inside of TB's data folders. 
Sync/Login Authentication Error with TB9 140 (#3284)
I decided to blow away the configuration directory for TB9 and start from scratch, and by doing so was able to log in and re-sync my brain.
Sync/Login Authentication Error with TB9 140 (#3284)
on Mac OSX Sierra, just upgraded to the 140 release of TB9, and I can no longer authenticate to thebraincloudfrontendtest1.azurewebsites.net.

After I enter my user and password, it grinds for a few seconds then crashes, with the OSX error logger popping up. 

This sucks because I logged out to see if logging in again would help, now I have no access to my TB9 brains on my Mac.

Here is the output.log file...
Creating link to a folder? (#3251)
There has to be a way to create a link to a folder as an attachment to a thought?

Whenever I click on the + sign in the attachment view and then click on "Link to File" it opens up a Finder window and if I click on a folder in the Finder window, it simply opens a new view into that folder. 

Is there a away to select a folder as the target of a link in attachments? 
Searching content
Harlan wrote: Interesting. Nothing was changed that was specific to search. Other optimizations must have done the trick. The additional logging is ther in case the problem persists for anyone else.

Searching content
Harlan wrote: If Spotlight returns results quickly, TB9 should also return those results quickly. Notes and attachments searches should display within a second or two of the Thoughts and Links. We will add some additional logging into the next release so we can see what is going wrong. Thanks for your help!

Looks like it is working now with TB9.132!
Searching content
OK, so it turns out that in my relatively small brain of 813 thoughts, 257 notes, 526 internal files, and 199 web links, it takes Spotlight anywhere from 25 to 45 seconds to render the "Notes and Attachments" results for any given search.  The same search run in Finder/Spotlight is almost instantaneous, and returns the correct results.
Searching content
So I did the search again, and got the same lack of results.

I turned around to face my Linux computer to type out the response above, then I turned back toward my Macbook to double check what I had typed when I tried doing a Spotlight search, and VOILA, the search result in TB9 had updated with the correct note!  It just took a while (maybe 45 seconds) for the result to appear.  As I said, this is the first time I've ever seen the Notes and Attachments results.  I'll run a few more searches and see how it behaves.
Searching content
pthompson wrote: ratthing,

How soon after the creation of the Note "Spongebob Squarepants" did you wait to search? There is a minor delay as the index updates. After waiting a couple seconds, I am not able to replicate your example:

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I waited a couple of hours and still no dice.
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